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Post Info TOPIC: Brushable seam sealer---anyone used it?


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Brushable seam sealer---anyone used it?


I have only ever used seam sealer from a tube, using a caulking gun. I had no idea there is a brushable seam sealer out of a can. It seems to look a lot more like what the factory used on our 60's cars, and I like the idea that it appears you can do a wider strip when you apply it.

Anyone here used it? If so, what brand did you use and what did you apply it with? How thick is it when it dries?

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Yup,  works good,  its the exact same as the tube,  just allows for use of a brush for big areas.  

there are different brands all seem about the same.  dominion sure seal or proform are the most comon,  nice thing about them is you can buy black(greyish) or white.



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The same as in the tubes? Isn't that way too thick to apply with a brush?

Although I should add, the last tube I bought was the cheap Parts Master Piston Ring stuff, and I don't know that I could use a brush to apply that. Maybe this other stuff is thinner.

Where have you bought it?

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I just looked, I guess it's Autobody Master, not Parts Master but it is the Piston Ring stuff.

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I used it on my Strato Chief on the shifter hump     love it   

 



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Yup can or gun. I used the gun, more control when applying, a niceead, then I used a damp rag on my finger to thin out sealer and smoothens things out. For that brushed look for under hood and such smooth out with very damp rag and use stiff artist brush to finish off the look. Slick

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Yup can or gun. I used the gun, more control when applying, a niceead, then I used a damp rag on my finger to thin out sealer and smoothens things out. For that brushed look for under hood and such smooth out with very damp rag and use stiff artist brush to finish off the look. Slick


 IT IS DIFFERENT THAN IN A TUBE. I USE IT A LOT , GIVES THAT ORIGINAL LOOKING SEAMS IN THE TRUNK WHERE YOU CAN SEE IT. 

SPREAD WITH A NARROW BRUSH, WORKS GREAT !!!!!!!!!



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The brushable is thick ,  same consistency as in a tube.  I have never found a runny or thinned out brushable kind that "flows".    i have tried thinning with acetone or reducer, but after awhile it just turns into a dried up riverbed



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I found that the seam sealer in the tube was thicker then the stuff in the can. Mind you they were two different manufactures. When I rebuilt my 70 GTO I used both. On the floors I used the stuff out of the can. In the engine compartment and the drip rails I used the seam sealer from the tube. At the time I took a 1 1/2" wide paint brush and trimmed the bristles to about 1/2 or 3/4" long. It did a fantastic job of replicating the factory look.

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Have used 2 different ones from the can. ( Eastwood and one I bought at Car Quest ). I usually take a wide acid brush, because they're dirt cheap at flea markets, and shorten the bristles with a pair of scissors. The sealers I've used flow out a bit and look more like the originals.

I did an area and sealed it all up. Now I've acquired a new neighbouring part that I wasn't going to touch and am having to work at removing what I applied only a year ago. Its bonded quite well.

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This is all good to know for future reference and according to Darryl it is good for your teeth too, makes for expensive tooth paste though. 



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i was at napa this morning and they had a can of seam sealer on the shelf. good to know because i have to do the seams on the bottom of the 70 rag shortly.


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When I did the seams on my Invader I used Kent Industries pump grade seam sealer. It's much thinner than most and it flowed on very well with a one inch wide disposable paint brush from Lee Valley. I intercepted a few cans of this stuff on its way to the garbage but not the pump. I had to put two coats on to get about 1/8" thick. It worked out well.

The factory used cartridge consistency sealer with a wide nozzle. Don't forget they did things in high volume so it had to be fast.

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Interesting info   Do you just use it once, or you replace it every few years?   



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Just once so far. It's only been a year since I did it. But past experience with similar products from Kent make me think it should last quite a few years.

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For some things once is enough. Other things we never get enough of.

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